Category: Movies

“Out of Death” Starring Bruce Willis & Jaime King – The Poster and Trailer are Here!

Bruce Willis and Jaime King in Out of Death – and we have the poster above and trailer below.  This doesn’t look bad, but the trailer seems to give away everything.

Retired cop Jack Harris’s (Bruce Willis) solace in the remote wilderness is hijacked when he encounters a lone hiker, Shannon (Jaime King), who’s on the run from dirty police. Determined to help her at any cost, Jack must tap into his killer instincts to survive the wilderness and the human predators within it.

Directed by: Mike Burns
Starring: Bruce Willis, Jaime King, Lala Kent

“The Suicide Squad” – The Poster and Trailer are Here!

Today we have a poster and trailer for Suicide Squad.

Normally Suicide Squad wouldn’t be something that would be on my must-see list.  What changes that is a few things:
1.  Sly Stallone voices the King Shark character.
2.  It has a great cast: In addition to Stallone we have Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Michael Rooker, Viola Davis, Nathan Fillion and more!
3.  It’s directed by James Gunn.
4.  It’s written by James Gunn and John Ostrander (who wrote the comics).
5.  I can see it for free on opening day on HBOMax.

Our only hope to save the world is a bunch of supervillains — what could go wrong? Check out the new trailer for James Gunn’s #TheSuicideSquad, in theaters and streaming exclusively on HBO Max* August 6.

*Only available on the Ad-Free plan. Available for 31 days from theatrical release. Films and release dates subject to change.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (the novel) by Quentin Tarantino Gets a Trailer! Then…

First there was the screenplay for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood by Quentin Tarantino.  Then the trailer for the movie was released.  Then we got the movie. 

Then Tarantino decided to adapt his screenplay/movie into a novel. Today we get a trailer for the novel.  Then on July 29th Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the novel, by Quentin Tarantino will drop.  Until then, the trailer…

Hollywood 1969… You shoulda been there! Based on his Academy Award-winning film, Quentin Tarantino’s first novel is here! Buy and read #OnceUponATimeInHollywood today!

Quentin Tarantino’s long-awaited first work of fiction — at once hilarious, delicious, and brutal — is the always surprising, sometimes shocking new novel based on his Academy Award-winning film.

 

 

The All Time Best Female-Led Action Movies!

Daniel Kurland at CBR.com came up with his list of the 10 Best Female-Led Action Movies.  Kurland’s list is a good one, so I thought I’d compare my rankings (using his choices) to his.  Here is how things shook out:

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10/10. Aliens

*** Hanna
*** Alita: Battle Angel

9/10. Kill Bill, Volumes 1 & 2

 

8/10. Underworld

8/10. V For Vendetta

7/10. Terminator 2: Judgment Day

7/10. Underworld

6/10. V For Vendetta

06/10. Kill Bill, Volumes 1 & 2

5/10. Hanna

05/10. The Resident Evil Series

4/10. Atomic Blonde

4/10. Atomic Blonde

3/10. Alita: Battle Angel

3/10. Aliens

2/10. Mad Max: Fury Road

2/10. Terminator 2: Judgment Day

1/10. The Resident Evil Series

1/10. Mad Max: Fury Road

I hadn’t seen Hanna or Alita, so I didn’t rank them.

My top four could possibly change spots depending on my mood. I believe them to be the cream of the crop.

I would have found a spot in my top ten, probably at #5 for Gena Davis and The Long Kiss Goodnight and at #6 Gina Carano for Haywire.

“Hollywood Bulldogs: The Rise and Falls of the Great British Stuntmen” – The Poster & Trailer are Here!

I like the poster for Hollywood Bulldogs but think that the movie will be better than the trailer presents.  I’ll check Hollywood Bulldogs out when I can.

Hollywood Bulldogs tells the rough-and-tumble story of the small community of British stunt performers who went on to dominate Hollywood in the 1970s and 80s.

They created and performed the iconic action sequences of 007, Indiana Jones, Superman, Rambo, Star Wars, Conan, the Alien films and pretty much everything since.

“Settlers” Starring Sofia Boutella &Jonny Lee Miller – The Poster and Trailer are Here!

The poster for Settlers is just okay at best,  but I like the trailer.  I’m also a fan Sofia Boutella so I plan to check out Settlers.

Director: Wyatt Rockefeller
Starring: Sofia Boutella, Jonny Lee Miller, Brooklynn Prince

Mankind’s earliest settlers on the Martian frontier do what they must to survive the cosmic elements and each other in this science-fiction thrill ride.

“Twist” Starring Michael Cain, Lena Headey & Parkour – The Poster & 2 Trailers are Here!

Today we have a poster and two trailers for Twist.  I think the poster is okay.  The US trailer is first with the UK following.  I like both trailers but give the nod to the US version.  I’m a fan of parkour, it’s good to see Michael Caine and Lena Headey.  I’ll check out Twist at some point.

And the original UK trailer…

“The Tomorrow War” – The Final Trailer is Here!

Below we have the final trailer for The Tomorrow War.  At the very least The Tomorrow War should be a fun couple of hours.  I’m looking forward to it!

THE TOMORROW WAR premieres July 2, 2021 globally on Prime Video

In The TOMORROW WAR, the world is stunned when a group of time travelers arrive from the year 2051 to deliver an urgent message: Thirty years in the future mankind is losing a global war against a deadly alien species. The only hope for survival is for soldiers and civilians from the present to be transported to the future and join the fight. Among those recruited is high school teacher and family man Dan Forester (Chris Pratt). Determined to save the world for his young daughter, Dan teams up with a brilliant scientist (Yvonne Strahovski) and his estranged father (J.K. Simmons) in a desperate quest to rewrite the fate of the planet.

Directed by Chris McKay
Written by Zach Dean
Produced by David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, Jules Daly, David Goyer, Adam Kolbrenner
Executive Produced by Rob Cowan, Chris Pratt, Brian Oliver, Bradley J. Fischer
Starring Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strahovski, J.K. Simmons, Betty Gilpin, Sam Richardson, Edwin Hodge, Jasmine Mathews, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Keith Powers

RIP: Ned Beatty

Ned Beatty, 83, passed away in sleep this morning from natural causes.  Mr. Beatty who was equally adept in both comedic and dramatic roles, alternated between feature films and television roles making whatever production he was in better.

Ned Beatty began his career in John Boorman’s highly regarded adaptation of James Dickey’s novel Deliverance starring Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight and Ronny Cox.  Mr. Beatty then went on to have a career in feature films and television that lasted over 40 years and packed his resume with 166 acting credits.  He was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor for his role in Network. 

Ned Beatty was one of this character actors who was good in any role he took on and that kept him in demand.  Mr. Beatty’s feature film highlights include six films with Burt Reynolds, Superman and Superman II with Christopher Reeve, as well as Nashville, Network, 1941 and Back to School.  His television credits include: Gunsmoke. The Execution of Private Slovik, MASH, Hawaii 5-0, The Rockford Files and so many more.

Ned Beatty was always a welcome addition whenever he appeared on screen.  The enormity of his resume would make any actor proud.  What a career!

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ned Beatty’s family, friends and fans.

 

The All-Time Greatest Action Movies!

Matthew Jackson, at Mental Floss, posted his list of The 30 Greatest Action Movies of All-Time. I took Jackson’s list and compiled my top ten (using just choices from his 30 greatest).  Here are how things shook out.  (Jackson’s list is by year and mine is alphabetical — they’re all great action movies.)

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1. THE WAGES OF FEAR (1953)

1. DIE HARD (1988)

2. SEVEN SAMURAI (1954)

2. ENTER THE DRAGON (1973)

3. GOLDFINGER (1964)

3. FIRST BLOOD (1982)

4. SHAFT (1971)

4. JOHN WICK (2014)

5. ENTER THE DRAGON (1973)

5. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (2015)

6. THE DRIVER (1978)

6. THE MATRIX (1999)

7. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)

7. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT (2018)

 

8. FIRST BLOOD (1982)

8. POINT BREAK (1991)

9. ROBOCOP (1987)

9. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)

10. DIE HARD (1988)

10.TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY(1991)

There are 4 in his top 30 that I haven’t seen: THE WAGES OF FEAR (1953); DRUNKEN MASTER II (1994), BATTLE ROYALE (2000) and THE VILLAINESS (2017).

There are two on his list that I saw and didn’t like much at all: CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON (2000) and ONG-BAK: THE THAI WARRIOR (2003).

Here are some movies that didn’t make Jackson’s list but would have made mine: Predator; Casino Royale, Atomic Blonde; Aliens; and Army of the Dead. (And those are just off the top of my head!)